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    So I play guitar, and when I change strings, I...

    So I play guitar, and when I change strings, I cut the old, wound strings into 6" lengths. Infinite supply.

    ... Thom
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    Iggy's a smart guy, and there are enough 2000 gm...

    Iggy's a smart guy, and there are enough 2000 gm skis out there that work quite nicely in BC snow ... at least that's my uninformed opinion ;-)

    ... Thom
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    Now THAT's a concept I could buy in to (@184,...

    Now THAT's a concept I could buy in to (@184, however).

    ... Thom
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    Crest has the elastic response system - 8mm...

    Crest has the elastic response system - 8mm spring loaded heel combined with 4mm gap.

    I'm not sure about the R12/FR14.

    [edit]The R12/FR14 also have the elastic response system...
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    I've been thinking of carrying a light set of...

    I've been thinking of carrying a light set of leashes (for sketchy transitions) with skis that I normally run with brakes.

    Tired an fumbly at the top, with a transition where brakes don't do much...
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    Shimming is easy. ... Thom

    Shimming is easy.

    ... Thom
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    Just guessing, but with his stated concern about...

    Just guessing, but with his stated concern about tib/fib, maybe it's about not having a fine adjust for lateral release?

    I know they'd be on my sort list if it weren't for that.

    ... Thom
  8. I've been traveling light, with an Oly OM-D E-M1...

    I've been traveling light, with an Oly OM-D E-M1 body in a neoprene sock, along with either the 12-40 or a couple of primes - this, in a computer backpack.


    Thanks, maybe I'll jump in there.
    ...
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    Yeah, don't want to overshoot it and end up with...

    Yeah, don't want to overshoot it and end up with just another light weight ski.

    ... Thom
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    What altitude? We were between 10k and maybe...

    What altitude? We were between 10k and maybe 10,600 about 10 days ago, and it was getting thin.

    ... Thom
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    Just got my BC glove. I can't speak to the...

    Just got my BC glove. I can't speak to the Spring glove, but the fit is the same as my SX glove from 3 years ago (the one with no removable liner).

    Very nice!

    ... Thom
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    Yeah, that's my main point. When I demoed...

    Yeah, that's my main point. When I demoed Steeples a few years ago, I thought they were easily as burly as many companies' inbounds rigs.

    I'd love to see an ultralight (from ON3P's perspective)...
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    That's not as bad as I thought, but still a pound...

    That's not as bad as I thought, but still a pound and a half heavier than what I'm dragging up the hill right now (182 GPOs - Enduro/Carbon @8.9Lbs.).

    If I remember correctly, my 2014 Goats (186)...
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    We can dream. I wonder if there's a critical...

    We can dream. I wonder if there's a critical mass number. I can't remember what the number was for Supergoats.

    ... Thom
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    This has had me pondering a C&D, but my BGs are...

    This has had me pondering a C&D, but my BGs are way too heavy for me as it is.

    I've made peace with the fact that Scott will never make a 9.5 Lb. C&D.

    Call me a weenie, but even that's too...
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    This could spawn an entirely new BG thread here...

    This could spawn an entirely new BG thread here in Gear Swap. I say get them.
    ...
  18. I can't speak for others, but it's because every...

    I can't speak for others, but it's because every boot is different that I'm interested in pin heights. I can translate it directly to both delta and stack height - having no interest in someone's...
  19. I've thought about this a bit. Gone are the days...

    I've thought about this a bit. Gone are the days when you can carry a single Dynafit spare and know that you can field repair all of the bindings used in your group.

    ... Thom
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  22. Thanks. Those are the numbers everyone's...

    Thanks. Those are the numbers everyone's interested in. The differential from Vipec & Tecton.

    One reason I like using the pins as a reference is because it's boot independent.

    Measuring all 3...
  23. My Maestrales were an example of this. If I...

    My Maestrales were an example of this. If I switched left/right, the heel fittings were off center relative to the heel pins.

    ... Thom
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    Good point (I can get wrapped around the axle...

    Good point (I can get wrapped around the axle some times). Is it time for this video yet?

    https://youtu.be/Wi4N4duxwgk

    ... Thom
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    I did the same thing with my Maestrales (L-pads,...

    I did the same thing with my Maestrales (L-pads, etc.).

    Last Spring, I pressed my Scarpa / Intuitions which were molded for the Maestrales (but only skied 8 -10 days) into service for the Z-Gs.
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    I thought you were a Dynastar fanboi? ... Thom

    I thought you were a Dynastar fanboi?

    ... Thom
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    The big question with any of them is QC. I've...

    The big question with any of them is QC. I've done enough work with machinists to know that even simple jobs can get screwed up.

    Having said that, are you the kind of guy who senses the...
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    Ankle volume is very similar to my first year...

    Ankle volume is very similar to my first year Lange XT 130 Freetours.

    I know you've been skiing on Maestrale RSs. I had Mango Maestrales from 4 or 5 years ago, and my ankles swam in them in...
  29. I doubt I'll ever do it, but if you were to...

    I doubt I'll ever do it, but if you were to report back that you used garden variety double sided, I might be tempted to bust out some VHB the next time I was in a mount conundrum.

    ... Thom
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    Thanks for bumping. I needed that. ... Thom

    Thanks for bumping. I needed that.

    ... Thom
  31. Did you use "standard" double sided tape or 3M...

    Did you use "standard" double sided tape or 3M VHB?

    ... Thom
  32. Poll: The answer lies in how Tabke stands in his skis....

    The answer lies in how Tabke stands in his skis.

    ... Thom
  33. So Lou published his first (benchtop) take. ...

    So Lou published his first (benchtop) take.

    He comes up with wildly different heel/toe deltas (in his linked page). I suspect he'll be remeasuring and correcting. His Vipec #s are within a...
  34. Up we go ...

    Up we go ...
  35. Up to the top!

    Up to the top!
  36. Up we go ...

    Up we go ...
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    They mention sizing up for long fingers somewhere...

    They mention sizing up for long fingers somewhere in their FAQs.

    ... Thom
  38. EXPs ... all too overlooked skis. ... Thom

    EXPs ... all too overlooked skis.

    ... Thom
  39. Everyone except @swissiphic, with his double...

    Everyone except @swissiphic, with his double sided tape, that is ;-)

    ... Thom
  40. Great idea, even if only a trial effort. Maybe a...

    Great idea, even if only a trial effort. Maybe a quick prototype using UHMW with T-nuts for the binding mount and through holes to mount to the inserts?

    ... Thom
  41. We need a report on these when you get some time...

    We need a report on these when you get some time on them.

    ... Thom
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    And you should subscribe as well, which helps...

    And you should subscribe as well, which helps Cody's numbers.

    ... Thom
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    Just don't push it too hard so we can get out in...

    Just don't push it too hard so we can get out in December!

    ... Thom
  44. Yup, seems as if Scott can generate a bit more...

    Yup, seems as if Scott can generate a bit more demand for a batch like this than Keith can (for whatever reason).

    One could argue that the Lhasa run was a PM gear thing and not a Praxis thing,...
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    If only I had bigger ... never mind.

    If only I had bigger ... never mind.
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    Yeah, but think about common rock climbing...

    Yeah, but think about common rock climbing terminology: "developing" a cliff.

    That term always bugged me.

    ... Thom
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    My bases are patched after Tuesday ... if we get...

    My bases are patched after Tuesday ... if we get 6", they'll come out again. Otherwise, I think I'll move my binders onto some rock skis for November. Last I recall, that's why I still have those...
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    That was exactly my thought ... looks like a...

    That was exactly my thought ... looks like a sweet glove. I've been meaning to order a pair for a while, and now's the time.

    ... Thom
  49. Not that accuracy to .5mm really matters, but you...

    Not that accuracy to .5mm really matters, but you can measure to the top of the heel pins, then measure the heel pin diameter and subtract half of that number.

    It's more difficult to do with the...
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    The best !!!

    The best !!!
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